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to take on their own base. i think first of all president obama needs to play nixon in china on the issue of debt and specifically on entitlement reform. he has to take on activist groups in his own base to get something done in the national interest. likewise, republicans need to reconnect the idea of fiscal conservatism with fiscal responsibility again. they've totally forgotten that revenues are any part of the equation. it's disingenuous and doesn't work as maths. >> can we talk about mission in i talked about where is the discussion on education reform, the discussion about global competition, where's the real discussion about energy and our energy future? instead it's budget wars. you will hear from some people, maya, whoill say, look, the budget wars embody our big visions and how they aren't unified. are we sacrificing sort of our direction and our standing in the world? maybe this sounds overly dramatic. are we sacrificing that by focusing -- not even operating with a budget? >> right. it does feel like an incredibly important moment and not dramatic to put it that way. when you
? >> well, do we need to. and initially we saw obama claiming what was an overreach, but we have recent history in this in terms of the immigration reform. when he did deferred action he said he did not want to go around congress, but the realization of popular support of this issue, and congress was not going to move, and he didn't get any blame from the public and the public was pleased that he took real action on this. i don't believe there is a lot of political blowback from this. he is doing something for the election, and if he has to circumvent congress, that is what he will do. >> the trillion dollar platinum coin is sort of deferred action and a creative way of the within the letter and if not the spirit of the law, but the president can have. >> and i love the coin. i think that we could have a commemorative plate, and go with it. it would be great. >> and a hip-hop song about it. that would be good. all of that. stay right there and what the president can do about guns is next. ♪ i've got the power when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight.
. after a decade of war in afghanistan, president obama said afghan forces need to take control of the security rather than later. molly is joining us with a look. >> uma, they need to take control president obama said because by the end of 2014, america's war in afghanistan will be over it will be this spring and not the summer as discussed by the obama administration that afghan forces will take the lead in all of their country and u.s. troops will step back in the advising and assisting role. >> our forces are still in harm's way and make no mistake. our path is clear and we are moving forward. >> because after a decade of war, the nation we need to rebuild is our own. >> president obama met with hamid karzai. he awaits recommendation from the pentagon and commanders on the ground as to the kind of military footprint they will need in afghanistan after 2014. and the white house has left open the possibility that the whoit white will leave troops there. nominees for security of state john kerry and chuck hagel. they are likely to favor a faster withdrawal of u.s. troops. repub
love the look of this panel. exactly. >> it did occur to me that maybe president obama needs to consult mitt romney's binders. >> there we go. all right. thank you very much. nice to see you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> successful once but a much different story the second time around. see what happens when two burglars try to haul off an atm. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate
with us, folks. thanks for watching. president obama says the country needs the take immediate action on gun violence. it looks like he'll get a comprehensive plan on his table next week. vice president joe biden held another round of meetings today on gun reform. today the meetings were with representatives of the video game industry. biden says the conversation was part of the administration's far-reaching approach. he says the country is looking for help from everyone. >> we know this is a complex problem. we know there is no single answer. and quite frankly, we don't even know whether some of the things people think impact on this actually impact on it or not. and so i want you to know you have not been, quote, singled out for help. >> over the past two weeks, the vice president's team has met with dozens of organizations and groups from around the country from a wide range of interests. the law enforcement community, the medical community, the child advocacy at risk youth groups have been involved, domestic violence and prevention community was in there, also legal justice and se
, to help obama. as i said in the previous segment, get spending up to this level that needs to support the middle class. >> paul: here is what i always think it means. the grand bargain, the grand budget bargain is dead. there will not be, tax reform for the the next two years, probably dead. what we're going to have is trench warfare and on spending, fight after fight after fight and really no bipartisan agreement and jack lew is the kind of guy you pick if you want him to be basically your trench warfare general. >> and the not much discussion about growth. >> paul: no, i don't think so. all right, when we come back, the president's national security team is also getting a makeover. and at least one of his picks all, but guarantees a confirmation fight. what the hagel hearings will tell us about foreign policy in a second obama term next. plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her likes 50% more cash, but i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes. cupcakes? yes. do you want an etch-a-sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no. you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital
, and you don't find a lot of democrats other than in liberal districts that wouldn't need barack obama's help anyway campaigning with the president. they use, you know, the obama apparatus and the pelosi app apparatus for fundraising, and that's it. there was a so-called drive to 25. that's how many seats are necessary for democrats to flip and regain power. there appeared to be a moment in time when a particularly after this woman kathy won on -- >> in upstate new york. >> in upstate new york, yeah, on taking chris lee's seat on a mediscare platform basically, looking to be the winning argument for them, saying the republicans end the medicare guarantee, but now that's not sufficiently potent to get them the majority. >> i want to take the moderator at the texas book festival's prerogative here and ask about a texas congressman who you write about in the book. one of these freshman elected from corpus christi who is a very interesting guy if you pay attention to the delegation. he's more interesting and fun to write about and cover than the others. why did you pick him to write about?
. hope needs a story, a narrative. here is what is going on in this country. president obama now is speaking more forcefully about what he wants to do it and against smoking out those who are obstructing. this is really wonky. anyway, i think one of the most exciting things are the movements of our times. i closed this book out before occupy. i wrote about wisconsin. our correspondent was there for 57 days. that was about occupying the state house. occupy has become a brand. it has also become e ncampments. soon it will need to be more than a space and a place. it will need to go to state houses, occupy banks, occupy congress. take the movement energy into those stairs -- spheres with the ideas matter of the heart of occupy. >> winter is coming. cities like san francisco and oakland and other cities are closing down the encampments and chasing people off. you can drive 90 miles from davis and pepper spray. it is hard to maintain people's attention for long periods of time. i am wondering -- should they be occupying the supreme court? [applause] >> i was talking about that today.
about executive orders, rush limbaugh made a great point. lessen, it's entirely possible that the obama administration will do something for gun control by executive order and it's entirely the mainstream media will say that's terrific, what we need. limbaugh says imagine if it's bush 43 doing it on abortion and what would the reaction then be? it would be completely different. it's congressional power and blah blah blah. >> jon: this is one of the weeks we need more time for a topic like this. next on news watch, mr. obama's cabinet pick is getting interesting media attention. >> president obama out to rebuild his cabinet. his choices a bit controversial. has the press already passed on his picks or is there a battle ahead? answer is next on news watch. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of p
dollar coin gimmick. we need to take the u.s. dollar serious again. >> president obama will nominate his chief of staff at the white house jack lew toll bet next -- to be the next treasury secretary. >> it will be his signature at the bottom of our currency. it will look something like this. [ laughter ] >> jon: that injure signature? or jut -- that is your significant in signature or are you testing to see if the pen works? [ laughter ] hey, lew, shire -- here is a tip, stop signing your checks on the teacup ride at disney world. [ laughter ] the only way you are allowed to have that as your signature is if your name is booooing, boooing, please come firm jack lew. please confirm jack lew. i have to have this man as treasury secretary. seriously if this guy gets confirmed it would be the second most ridiculous signature only to appear on our money thanks to buchanan's secretary oliver lewis ottingham. i see the audience went to seventh grade like i did. [ laughter ] i'm 50. can can tell you why guy who will find him rolling in jack lew doodle stacks as money will soon be called, al gore
agree obama could have done a lot better. and that's what our nations need. needs diversity in highest offices. >> let us know what you think. please follow me on twitter @bonnieerbe. from women in government to women's health. binge drinking, often thought of as an issue for men, is an under-recognized problem for u.s. women. according to a new government study, 14 million women or 13% binge drink. among high school girls, the figure is closer to 20%. binge drinking is defined for women as four or more drinks on one occasion. women binge an average of three times a month. experts believe the increase is in part due to marketing strategies including flavored alcoholic beverages. binge drinking is more common among non-hispanic whites and becomes more common as household income rises. >> how concerned should we be? >> very concerned. what i admire about center for disease control's authors of this study they said number one thing that we can do, parents can start talking to their kids. guess what, ki take examples from parents. if they watch their parents drink a lot to excess and get
remain in afghanistan and president obama said today they will fight alongside afghan forces as needed. but the administration has made it mostly clear it wants to get out at quickly as possible. today mr. 0many obama said 2 key goal at the end of 2014 is training and assisting afghan forces an targeted counter terrorism missions against al qaeda. u.s. afghan officials ongoing discussion about how to coordinate on that. while maintaining afghan authority. >> it's our hope that we can reach an agreement this year. >>reporter: but there are sticking points including president obama insistence on immunity deal which says that u.s. troops are not subject to afghan law. karen, abc news, washington. >> vice president biden today met with group from the video game industry wrapping up we can of conference about gun advise and safety. among the company represented today electronic arts from redwood city. many of its games have been criticized for glamorizing gun violence. mr. biden khented the newtown tragedy is a water shed home in history. >> never quite seep anything that has shock
own country. but the humane aspects, at the very least need to be guaranteed. >> will you make this appeal directly to president obama when you see him? >> when i meet with him, i will talk to him about this issue. >> i also asked president morsi where he stands on the vital questions of peace in the middle east. will he continue to honor the peace treaty egypt has with israel? does he believe israel has a right to exist? that is coming up. why do toys for tots and hasbro trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. . >>> welcome back to a special edition of "the situation room." my reporter's notbook on my extraordinary trip to egypt. i got to look the country's new president, mohamed morsi in the eye, and get an idea on where he stands to situations in egypt, including egypt's resolutions with israel. here is more of the exclusive interview. israel came very close to a full-scale war only weeks ago when its long conflict with the group, hamas, reigni
, yeah, his statements some of which need to be scrutinized and provide answers but it's about obama. >> gregg: thanks so much. ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. whatever your business challenge, why take exercise so seriously,when it can be fun? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... incles grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. >> gregg: hello. i'm greg greg. welcome do a grand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby in for heather childers today. topping the news this hour, president obama is discussing the future of america's mission in afghanistan with president hamid karzai. the two laying out the plan for afgha
owners really need a different organization. >> thank you both for your time this evening. and don't forget to tune into melissa harris-perry saturdays and sundays at 10 a.m. here on msnbc. >>> coming up, president obama's big step towardss -- plus, remember when todd legitimate rape akin said that. what are these people thinking? i guess they're not. >>> and should president obama be on mt. rushmore? it is a question getting a lot of attention, that debate is coming up. you're watching "politics nat n nation" on msnbc. new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. joined the politics nation conversa
house, they do need to work together, but the white house needs to compromise as well. it's just not obama's way or no way at all and that's how it's been. >> jamie: i'm only saying yes he to my producer, they said the bottom line, that has to be the last word. ladies, thank you. >> thank you, jamie. >> jamie: you know, we're all trying to get people back to work. thank you. kelly. >> kelly: it's supposed to be the future of commercial air travel, but federal regulators are raising serious new questions now about boeing 787 dreamliner, calling for a comprehensive review on the design, manufacture and assembly of the plane after a series of frightening incidents occurring. dominic di-natale is joining us with more details about this, what's up with this. >> reporter: hey, there, kelly, an alarming series of events one after another. a fire in a battery of an auxiliary power unit on the japanese airlines 787 at boston logan airline. fortunately, nobody on board. and a fuel leak the same aircraft and the same airline. and the question, how much is this going to affect the manufactu
. >> parents need to keep kids home from school when they are sick. don't put them back out there when they are contagious. >>> new developments about the planned pullout of troops in afghanistan. president obama and president karzai met at the white house and announced an accelerated time line. >> by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security and this war will come to a responsible end. >> numbers are not going to make a difference to the situation in afghanistan. it's the relationship that will make a relationship to afghanistan and beyond in the region. >> nbc's atia abawi joins us now. she had an exclusive with hamid car sfwli. >> great to be here on the set with up. >> let's talk about the accelerated withdrawal. does this mean things are good in afghanistan? or does it mean we just want to get out? we've had it with an 11-year long war. >> it definitely doesn't mean the situation is good in afghanistan right now. i think it's getting better in the sense of what president karzai and president obama wants. i
need that money and hagel comports with that world view exactly so hagel fits perfectly with the obama administration's agenda right now. gwen: alexis, you were at the white house for the news conference this afternoon and to get to christie's question, did you have a sense that they meant to make an announcement that things were changing or was it coming out to say everything was fine, we'll proceed at pace? >> the administration has been lining up thoughts about how many troops will be left and how firmly the president believes that the united states is going to proceed on a time table. so the administration was dangling the idea that there might be zero troops as a pressure, a way to pressure karzai and the afghan, you know, government, in order to suggest, you know, you're on the stage now. >> drive too hard of a bargain -- >> right, you want to watch us leave town, here's your hat, what's your hurry, as my mother used to say. so the idea would be, we're not going to have zero but something maybe in the range of 2500 or 3,000 and christi was asking, was it sped up. it was interesti
and we need to persuade president obama [inaudible] it is proving very difficult. the thing is you don't let someone have more than two terms as president. by the end of two terms, people have had enough already. he has an eye on his legacy, obama does. and how he is viewed by history. these guys and these people are in important positions. bush and cheney and rumsfeld want them to take as a robust approach as necessary. and people like katherine bigelow went to rewrite the rules. the president obama knows he will be judged for that. and i don't think fundamentally he wants to be known in that way. he didn't want to do it because it was politically inconvenient. so there are people who know that this is more of a legacy and this is an administration that has dealt with what has been created. so whatever ways we can, we need to say that this is a difficult issue. but it's not something that we can't all deal with. in whatever way we are doing this, conversations with friends and family, those of us keep saying that this is not a position that the united states can maintain that 11 years
more vaccine made and make any difference. >> katie: if your family needs to get flu shots we have a list of resources at abc7news.com. >>> new this morning, president obama is talking about a timetable for ending involvement in the war in afghanistan. president has invited hamid karzai to the white house to discuss an exit strategy in the coming months. he'll announce the next phase of the drawdown by the end of 2014, america's war in afghanistan will be over with plenty of work to be done at home. >> we need to rebuild is our own. as we do, we have to take care of our troops and veterans who fought in our name. we have to grow our economy and shrink our deficits, create new jobs. we have to fix our infrastructure and immigration system. we have to protect our planet from the destructive effects of climate change and protect our children from the horrors of gun violence. >>> the republican response calls forereducing the deficit by cutting social programs while preserving the nation's military. >> joe biden met with a group from the video game industry yesterday wrapping up a week
to step -- to stand on their own. >> they cannot supply themselves, do not have the artillery they need. there will need to be some of that retained by the united states. >> that is an open debate in washington between the u.s. military, pushing for upwards of 15,000 troops, and the obama administration, which will likely look to leave just a few thousand. the president said he will make these two decisions in the coming months. >> a reminder of the top stories on on jazeera. opposition fighters in syria have taken control of the top air base, the largest military air base in northern syria. u.s. and russian diplomats met again to discuss the violence but failed offer a solution. control of has taken a strategic town. france launched an air strike to back up mali's military. the central african republic's government has signed a cease- fire agreement with an alliance of rebel groups. in national unity government will be formed under the terms of the deal. taking a bible to her venezuelan counterpart, hugo chÁvez, undergoing cancer treatment in cuba. lending to a sport -- lending suppor
if they are going to contemplate doing any kind of harm. >> so have you against obama's plan. >> i think the specifics with respect to it is plans and how they affect the schools need to happen at a local level. they are the only ones who know what they need. >> in this particular shooting in california the gun slinger was talked down. isn't that what we need? talk. not a bunch of shooting. >> and jedediah's point i would be worried about this being federalized. i think we have a knee jerk reaction because of these tragedies as horrible as they are. we create these massive beurocracies. you do try the one size fits all approach. we have homeland security and the tsa. we have the civil liberties that go on for years and years and years. there is not a lot of evidence that keeps us or makes us safer. >> so this is another big government approach. how is obama getting away with this? he is acting like he is offering an olive branch saying he is selling this as a bipartisan thing. then he will go after guns on the other side. >> she actually calling the republican bluff really. nobody will w
about immigration and commerce, you need another woman in there, probably a woman of color. i think obama has some time. the question will be how zbrif he going to be selecting these positions. i think that's more important. we have to see. >> jason jobs, thanks very much for coming in and talking politics. >> thank you. >> always appreciated. >>> next on the "newsroom," did you ever want to flip off a police officer? if so, you better think twice. it could land you in jail. it did for this guy. find out why when our legal guys join us. >>> waiting for a bus can be stressful, but this brawl takes it to another level. [ male announcer ] now you can swipe... scroll... tap... pinch... and zoom... in your car. introducing the all-new cadillac xts with cue. ♪ don't worry. we haven't forgotten, you still like things to push. [ engine revs ] the all-new cadillac xts has arrived, and it's bringing the future forward. >>> it will be another two months before the accused shooter in the colorado massacre hears the 1666 charges against him because yesterday a judge delayed james holmes' arrai
in that last year of being there after the change in mission. and this is what ended it. president obama saying today it will still be a dangerous environment. we will still need to do force protection, but the mission will change this is how we start to leave and it will happen as of this spring which is a surprise. faster than anybody said it would happen. now, the justification for speeding up the way out, i have to admit, is a little holey. holey with an "e," not ah. this is because of the progress that's been made in terms of after began security forces, capacity to take the lead. i don't really know anything about the strength of afghan security forces and neither do you, unless you are just back from the war, which case, welcome home. but the pentagon's report to congress on that subject which reportedly was ready before the election this year, but did not get released until after the election for some reason, the official u.s. pentagon report on the readiness of afghan security forces, far from afghan security forces ready to take the lead, out of 23 afghan army brigades, only one of th
to the values americans hold and we need to persuade president obama it's not enough for him to not to be revisiting his promise and trying to fulfill it, bought it's proved to be politically difficult. it's his second term. the wisdom in the united states is that you don't let somebody have more than two terms as president, and the united kingdom -- we run into trouble win we have let prime ministers have a third term. they were all barking nadal by the end of -- barking mad by the end of two if they're not already. but president obama as an eye on his legacy. he has an eye on his legacy. he knows what happens in the second term will decide how he is viewed by history, and these guys -- all of these people in important positions want the history books to record they were good people. bush, cheney and rumsfeld still want the history books to say a terrible thing happened and these people took a robust approach to take care of things and with the help of people like katherine bigelow they are saying that it was necessary. president obama knows that he will be judged on what ha
to mint a trillion dollars coin. they feel they need to go through congress to get the debt increased. there's question how it will take effect. president obama said he is not going negotiate with congress. so it raises the question, if he is not going negotiate congress, how are they going to get it done? congress is digging in and house republicans saying they are not going to aagree to an increase in the debt limit unless it's equalled by dollar for dollar spending cuts and depositions saying they are not signing off on that, they believe it will take a huge bite out of sbeel s entitlements and that is all coming as the noungsment of a appointment of a new head of treasury, secretary of the treasury, former chief of staff, jack lew, some say he is a big spend democrat, they feel they cannot work with him. white house said he is exactly in line with what the president wants to do. which is to make sure that any deal includes spending cuts and new revenues and taxes. so we are heading toward yet another fiscal cliff, this one over the debt ceiling and really no end in sight as to ho
in mission. but this is what ending it looks like. president obama today saying today that it will still be a dangerous environment, that we will still need to do force protection. but the mission is going to change. this is how we start to leave. and it's going to happen as of this spring, which is a surprise, which is faster than anybody said it was going to happen. now, the justification for speeding up the way out, i have to admit, is a little holey, not holy as in ahh. president obama saying the acceleration was possible in part because of what has been made in terms of afghan security forces, their capacity to take the lead. i don't know anything about afghan security forces, and neither do you unless you're newly back from the war, and welcome home, but the pentagon's report on that suggest which was reportedly ready before the election this year, but did not get released until after the election for some reason, the official pentagon support on the readiness of afghan security forces says far from afghan security forces being ready to take the lead, it says out of 23 afghan army
and i think that is a really unfair way of going about doing things. >> need to know airs tonight on most cbs stations. >> woodruff: again, the major developments of the day: president obama and afghan president karzai announced u.s. troops in afghanistan will shift away from a combat role this spring a little earlier than scheduled. the federal aviation administration launched a comprehensive review of problems with boeing's 787 dreamliner. and the centers for disease control confirmed that the flu has reached epidemic proportions across the u.s. if you called in sick with the flu this week, you are not alone. hari sreenivasan tells us about one way to track this year's nasty strain. >> sreenivasan: did you know that counting the number of times people search for "flu" on the internet is an effective indicator of the spread of infection? find a graph of how much your state has been googling the flu. plus, we want you to tell us what you think of our science coverage in a new poll. find both at "lunch in the lab." jeff brown talks to "washington post" film critic ann hornaday abou
'm nice to the regulators, particularly the obama administration who declared war on me maybe they will call off the war on me. that is not going to happen. last thing they need to see bureaucrats paid by tax dollars see a company of course i'm making decisions based on withholding dollars from your paycheck. it would be bad politics to be candid here as sadly is often the case. melissa: i guess. they seem like they open themselves up to more attacks. they say, of course, mark can i is saying now that they tried to move it in near hurricane conditions, you know they're defending it saying it was safe. it does seem like it is a very tough weatherwise time of year to be moving around. look what happened ha. look at the potential environmental impact, i don't know. >> probably tougher to leave it there. i mean they do winter these things elsewhere for reasons other than tax policy as well. risk is something, ed markey, if you look at his gislative record is destined to make sure we diaperly healthy. he wants to take risk out of life and let the government make all hard decisions
than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> today, a big step toward putting an end to this eight-year mess that was george w bush's foreign policy. at the white house, president obama met with afghanistan's president and he made a big announcement. we achieved our central goal, or have come very close to achieving our central goal, which is to decapacity al-qaida to make sure that they can't attack us again. by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security. and this war will come to a responsible end. >> yes, a reduced role for u.s. troops will start this spring. after more than 4,000 days of combat, it is close to being over. no more of the arrogant attack first neocon fantasy. it's why the nomination of chuck hagel matters. the president is taking the bush doctrine and kicking it out the door. a historic stamp. joining me now is former congressman patrick murphy, democrat from pennsylvania. he's the first iraq war veteran elected to congress. and nia malika henderson, first, let
president obama is comfortable fully acknowledging the kind of choice we face. if we go with the small troop levels, maybe that's what we need to do. that means we're not going to be able to have the presence that's going to prevent a real breakout of civil war. >> is it possible the president has already indicated what his decision's going to be, not just as he said, the troop levels perceived by the pentagon. but also by choosing chuck hagel as his next defense secretary. >> first of all, remember, the numbers being presented by the pentagon are not necessarily what is coming from the white house. and so we can't simply make that assumption. the generals have their plan, you can have vice president biden others saying, look, let's force people to go through the procedure or the process of, defend the numbers, why should we be at these levels? here's the other piece as it relates to hagel. we don't know how long that confirmation process is going to take. and so, again, this might be the president simply saying let's bring him onboard because i want to see what his thoughts are, as well. i
being the same, being treated the same. that is wrong. we need to make the case that people who are pretty insignificant, don't worry about it. let's not frank of the hysteria or the fear because that is what is in happening. since president obama made his announcement, they didn't follow up, haven't taken the lead, we have had people filling that vacuum. the mission is stirring up fear and most for their political motives, not that they genuinely believe it. >> i think i mentioned since last year, and i was driving and i turned on the radio and there was a story about someone being imprisoned in cuba. it was unfair and i thought it was going to be a story about guantanamo ended with about alan gross, an american citizen in prison in cuba and our government is really good about -- american at the iranian -- we're going to put on trial in iran or the acres that were picked up or north korea, really good about how dare you hold an american citizen, and insisting, violation of the rule of law, you can't do this. yet we have got people that have spent more than a decade in prison be
it. >>> president obama nominates new cabinet members and the academy nominates some of hollywood's best. in case you missed it all, here's a look back at the week that was. >> chuck hagel may need those war survival skills. >> chuck hagel's leadership of our military would be historic. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >> two nightmarish incidents are now under investigation. >> a fuel leak is always a serious matter. >> always unacceptable. >> what a beautiful woman, wow. >> i think the media has been unfair to him. >> a beautiful woman, a few ugly plane problems and more petty politics ruled this week that was, one that began with some key cabinet picks like chuck hagel. >> i came to admire his courage and his judgment. even if it wasn't popular. >> turns out, he's not too popular with some. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. >> profoundly wrong on some of the biggest national security threats confronting the united states today. >> t
financial advice. so give the country some financial advice. if john boehner were to call you, barak obama were to call you, our elected leaders in washington said ed, what should we do about this, what do you tell them? >> we have to have a long-term plan to cut our spending. investors need to get out of all their fixed income tax investors because when interest rates rise, it hurts them. i would tell all of the people who would call me, be very careful about fixed income. let's get our spending under control. >> rick: on the debt ceiling issue, if washington were to call you and say, what should we do? >> if washington wash was to call me and ask me, we would have to cut spending. no way to get out of it. >> rick: raising or inspect raising the debt ceiling? what's your opinion? >> we've got to raise the debt ceiling. we have no choice. >> rick: thank you very much. ed is managing partner at chapwood investment. good to see you. >> arthel: there is yet another new petition on the white house web site. the subject of this one, president obama's pick for treasury secretary jack lew. as you
why doesn't he tell this story and communicating? >> this has become a cliche. he needs to martial the story telling abilities. there is this very knee jerk frustration with barack obama because he's not telling the right sorry. juneau diaz talking about the storyteller in chief a year into barack obama's -- "a president can have courage and foresight and make painful choices and have a bold plan for his nation but none of these will not matter if he doesn't couch the courage and plan and will in the idiom of story. i think that is true. i think there is a tendency, particularly people would work with words like writers and journalists to overestimate the power of that a little bit and bang on how he is not marshalling that. >> it misplaces the agency a lot. he's not really in control. he is not in control of the story. whoever is telling -- like i said at the beginning, it's this collective story telling. he is just one author. >> i want to talk about empathy which is something you mentioned and moral imagination. i think part of the project of a political leader is to expand that
, randi. >> thank you. >>> president obama nominates new cabinet members. the academy nominates great performers. in case you missed it all, here is a look back now at the week that was. >> former senator chuck hagel may need those war survivor skills. >> his leadership of our military would be historic. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >>> two nightmarish incidents are now under investigation. >> fuel leak is always a serious matter. >> what a beautiful woman. >> i think the media has been unfair to him. >> beautiful woman, few ugly plane problems and key cabinet picks like chuck hagel. >> i came to admire his courage, his judgment, his willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular. >> turns out he's not too popular with some. >> chuck hagel, if confirmed to be secretary of defense, would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. >> profoundly wrong on some of the biggest national security threats confronting the united states today. >>> mechanical problems keep rolling in for boeing's 787 dream
, and we are moving forward. because after more than a decade of war, the nation we need to rebuild is our own. >> now at the same time, democratic leaders in the senate are advising president obama to consider any lawful steps to avoid a debt ceiling crisis, even fit means acting without congressional approval. the associated press reports majority leader harry reid is among those urging the president to consider options like invoking the 14th amendment to find ways around the nearly $16.5 trillion cap on government borrowing. and newark, new jersey mayor corey booker is one step closer to a senate run after filing paperwork with the federal election commission this week. meanwhile, politoco reports a top aide to democratic senator frank lawsuit enberg called booker "self-absorbed" accusing the mayor of bee trying the democratic party by skipping a run against republican governor chris christie. >>> well, joining me right now we have msnbc contributing and managing editor joy an reid and white house reporter for the "washington post." and with a hello to both of you, david i'm going to go
on that basis? they can't. at the bare minimum we need to realize what is going on when it starts to happen and take steps to protect our industries from those unfair practices. the obama administration has levied some stiff penalties on the whole solar area but the fact is the horse is out of the barn on this issue. it is hard to see whether the industry will never recover from the damage done by those practices. >> host: henry e-mails i feel so disillusioned hearing what you have to say but as a consumer i feel like america has experienced such great progress and prosperity since the 50s when i was born. do you see america in decline or do we continue to improve in spite of ourselves? are you optimistic about america? >> i am decidedly pessimistic. we haven't touched on any of the books, but if you do any reading on the issue you can see this charge coming down the road and that is roebucks. for so long roebucks did one thing, punched a hole or fashioned a screw or something. now they do multiple tasks. once that takes hold this is going to result in the elimination of untold jobs and you
in the country and the ideological divide, and he needs to lay out a way forward. not just on the fiscal front but on some of the other challenges that face the country. >> reporter: now, white house officials tell me that president obama has started working on his inaugural address. meanwhile, vice president biden has said he plans to deliver his gun-safety recommendations to president obama as early as next tuesday. erica? >> kristen welker at the white house this morning, thank you. >>> john harwood is cnbc's chief washington correspondent. good morning. >> good morning, erica. >> when we hear that vice president biden could deliver his recommendations on tuesday, obviously ahead of schedule, not what we're used to in washington, what are we expecting he will be telling the president? >> well, there are a few things that the task force is looking at. and there's a hierarchy of possibility among those things. universal background checks is one of the things that they've looked at that has a significant possibility of coming true because it doesn't have the specter of taking people's guns awa
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